On Saturday evening March 24th, 60 Coach Education Tutors from 19 sports graduated as part of the Coaching Development Programme for Ireland (CDPI). Three of these Tutors were representing Athletics Ireland.
Picture shows Three Graduating AAI Tutors, Colin Byrne, Moira Aston and Juliet Claffey with Jacqui Freyne, Director of Coaching Development AAI and Liam Moggan, Tutor Trainer, Coaching Ireland.
Coaching Ireland has been training National Governing Body (NGB) tutors for the past 16 years as part of the CDPI.
Tutors are central to the coach education system, devising the coaching syllabi in their sports and delivering coach education courses. Beyond the more visible aspects of course design and presentation, tutors are expected to keep up-to-date, motivate and inspire the coaches they work with.
Pictured (l to r) Michael McGeehan, CEO Coaching Ireland, Pat Ryan AAI, Moira Aston new Tutor AAI, Juliet Claffey new Tutor AAI, Colin Byrne new Tutor AAI, Jacqui Freyne AAI and Packie Bonnar who presented the Certificates.
These tutors graduated following long and demanding courses. These courses were delivered over 5 contact weekends followed by on-site tasks and facilitation within their own NGB Coach Education Programme. The Tutors will now join AAI’s team of existing Tutors delivering the AAI Coach Education programme nationwide.